Shipping: Shipwreck in the Bay of Biscay: Another big oil spill
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Brest (dpa) - The French authorities are waiting for a weather calming to pump out in the Atlantic leaked heavy oil. After the sinking of the freighter "Grande America" several kilometer-long oil spills in the Biscay drift on France's west coast. Another big oil spill was found near the sinking ship. The new carpet confirms the fear that heavy oil will still be released from the wreck, according to the responsible lake prefecture. The new oil spill is more than four kilometers long and 500 meters wide.